Deadline for SAPR-F Training Approaches; Mobile Training Team Makes NETC Headquarters Final Stop

Story Number: NNS130304-19Release Date: 3/4/2013 4:11:00 PM
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By Ed Barker, Naval Education and Training Command Public Affairs

PENSACOLA, Fla. (NNS) -- Commands are reminded that the deadline for completion and documentation of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Fleet (SAPR-F) training for E6 and below Sailors is March 31.

The SAPR-F training is the latest event in the Navy's continuum of Sexual Assault Prevention Training.

It is a critical component of the Navy's aggressive efforts to prevent sexual assaults and promote a culture of respect and professionalism within the force.

"The Master Mobile Training Teams have returned from deployment and feedback we have gotten from our teams has been excellent," said Capt. William Marvel, SAPR Task Force chief of staff. "We are ahead of our predictions with respect to commands completing and documenting their SAPR-F training; as of Feb. 28, more than 78 percent of fleet Sailors had completed and documented their training."

Command training teams that still require SAPR-F Preparation Training have several options available. Additional information on preparation training and required documentation following training is available through the SAPR L/F training website,

The last stop for the Southeast region SAPR-F MMTT was a return to Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola as they briefed the Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) headquarters staff on lessons learned. The team initially briefed Pensacola-area comman training teams Dec. 13-14 and traveled to other locations through the month of January. This return visit gave the training team a chance to brief the SAPR Task Force chief of staff and training command leadership on the progress and results of SAPR-F training.

"One of the things we realized as our training team briefed the command teams in the southeast was the importance of bringing the SAPR training and results back around to command leadership," said Lt. Cmdr. Bert Rice, team leader for the Southeast Region MMTT. "The SAPR leadership and fleet training enables two-way communication up and down the chain of command. Respect is important on both sides, and it is imperative that command leadership is prepared to respond appropriately."

Sexual assault prevention is an important element of the readiness area of the 21st Century Sailor and Marine initiative, which builds resiliency to hone the most combat-effective force in the history of the Department of the Navy.

Additional information about the MMTT and SAPR training efforts is available at the Naval Personnel Command SAPR webpage:

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Sailors participate in Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) training in the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77).
130112-N-VA840-039 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jan. 12, 2013) Sailors participate in Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) training in the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). George H.W. Bush is conducting training and carrier qualifications in the Atlantic Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Leonard Adams Jr./Released)
January 14, 2013
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